Everything felt raw. The skin around my eyes and nose was red and chapped. It burned, ached, and felt like it would crack if any muscle in my face dared to move. My stomach was the same, it felt empty and full at the same time, but it ached. It, too, was raw.
And so was my heart. Continue reading
I’m currently doing a “bad blogger” thing. I didn’t post last week and today’s post isn’t much of anything. I’m dealing with some things that have pushed writing to the back burner.
Thanks for understanding. Continue reading
This week’s local paper had a piece from the editor talking about how they have been distracted when it comes to writing. It’s been the Spring weather, the need to get outside after months of being indoors and fully enjoy the fresh air and work that inevitably comes with having a yard. Distraction seems to be a common affliction in the Spring. Continue reading
Last Monday morning as I drove into work, I saw a text come in from Mr. Muse warning me about an accident at a major intersection I usually drive through. “You may end up needing to go a different route.” As I came around a curve on the road, miles from the intersection, I could see traffic already backing up on the main artery, and with a split-second decision, I was headed south on a back road. Continue reading
Posted in Fancy Coffee Friday, Personal
Tagged Fancy Coffee Friday, Jack Gescheidt, life, maps, musings of the amusing muse, Road Trips, the amusing muse, travel, Tree Spirit Project, We Are Trees book
Leaving the job I had at the end of last year was a good thing.
I left with the ambitious goal of being a paid writer (and for a variety of other reasons), which I am, kinda… but it doesn’t bring in the dinero like what I had been making. That’s meant some changes around Chez Muse, not bad changes, but changes that have been felt. Continue reading
It was Tuesday night. I had class in the big city, Mr. Muse was escorting his Wife #2 (our good friend) and three (or was it four) other ladies to see Journey in concert. I came home late after class and headed to the barn to do chores and as I stepped out the back door, I heard them. The Spring Peepers. Continue reading
Posted in Fancy Coffee Friday, Musings, Personal
Tagged Aerogarden, American Woodcock, Fancy Coffee Friday, musings of the amusing muse, petrichor, signs of spring, Spring, Spring Peepers, the amusing muse
How does the saying go? “It’s supposed to be hard. If it was easy, everyone would do it.” That’s what breaking bad habits is like and last week’s post seems to have struck a chord with a lot of readers. Continue reading